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Besides FSM what publications?
Posted by Chromdome35 on Friday, November 16, 2012 7:57 AM

What modelling related publications do you subscribe to other than FSM?

Looking for Ideas to give my wife for Christmas present!

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Posted by Ripcord on Friday, November 16, 2012 8:09 AM

Airfix Model World, RC Airpane, RC Car action, Nuts and Volts, Servo, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Squadron Flyer =]   .....holy crap...   I need to rethink my subscriptions.....

Mike

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, November 16, 2012 8:50 AM

Knowing what genres of modeling you are into would help. If you are mainly an aircraft modeler, suggesting high end armor modeling magazines would be a waste of time.

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Posted by Chromdome35 on Friday, November 16, 2012 9:13 AM

Good point, I'm primarily an Armor modeler, I'll do the occasional airplane...Poorly :)

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Posted by K-dawg on Friday, November 16, 2012 9:20 AM

Tamiya's magazines are very very good. As is Military Modelcraft. I pick them both up on the news stand each month. For armor modelers that want to actually learn something.. they're hard to beat. There are others but those two are easily gotten stateside or by digital magazine.

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Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, November 16, 2012 9:44 AM

IPMS Journal, available to members- I assume you could give a gift certificate.

Seriously, are you trying to get her into scale modeling- is she already interested?  I wonder why there are so many hobbies and crafts that are so sex-restricted. I have known only a few women modelers.

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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Posted by Chromdome35 on Friday, November 16, 2012 9:51 AM

No, I'm trying to give her ideas on what to get ME for Christmas.

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Posted by Hans von Hammer on Friday, November 16, 2012 9:53 AM

I hunt for old Verlinden mags...  The LHS has gobs of old ones on sale for .50 cents a copy.. Other than FSM though, I don't subscribe to anything..  I can find enough "others" on the 'net.. As far as I'm concerned, I get more use out of this and other forums than modeling rags..  Since the demise of Scale Modeler and Military Modeler magazines, FSM is the only one I've kept.. Been subscribing off and on since the rag's inception... The years I didn't sub, I bought from the news stand..

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Posted by Chromdome35 on Friday, November 16, 2012 10:18 AM

Hans, what is LHS?

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Posted by RedCorvette on Friday, November 16, 2012 11:30 AM

The only other modeling magazine I subscribe to is Scale Auto, also published by Kalmbach.

Related to my interest in Naval aviation modeling, I also subscribe to The Hook (the journal of the Tailhook Association) and Naval Aviation News.

Although I don't subscribe to it, I also buy Model Railroader frequently.

Mark

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Posted by Tim Kidwell on Friday, November 16, 2012 12:02 PM

LHS is local hobby shop. FLHS is your friendly local hobby shop.

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Posted by Tojo72 on Friday, November 16, 2012 3:40 PM

I don't subscribe,but I like to occasionally pick up Scale Military Modeler International at the newsstand

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Posted by OMCUSNR on Friday, November 16, 2012 6:36 PM

Another idea is a gift card to  Barnes & Noble or other such establishment for books on your favorite subject.  Oh yeah... my favorite place in the universe.....   http://www.powells.com/  

One of the most amazing places in Portland, Oregon.

Reid

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Posted by PilotSpike on Saturday, November 17, 2012 7:18 AM

I am hooked on AIR modeler out of the EU : www.afvmodeller.com/air.html

John

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Posted by dmk on Saturday, November 17, 2012 8:26 AM

RedCorvette

The only other modeling magazine I subscribe to is Scale Auto, also published by Kalmbach.

 Same here.  Though for non-modeling magazines related to my modeling interests,  I do subscribe to Aviation History, Flight Journal, Smithsonian Air & Space and Vintage Truck in print.  I also subscribe to the digital editions of Car Craft, Muscle Car Review, Hot Rod, Mopar Muscle and Super Chevy.

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Posted by CrashTestDummy on Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:20 AM

An iPad, so when you're sitting on the couch together watching TV in the evening, you can peruse this, and other very good online forums.  Seriously, I get a TON more usable information on these forums than in the magazines.  I do also enjoy my digital FSM on my iPad, too.  It's great to use as a repository for the magazines for reference work.  

Gene Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

G. Beaird,

Pearland, Texas

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Saturday, November 17, 2012 10:29 AM

Chromdome35

Good point, I'm primarily an Armor modeler, I'll do the occasional airplane...Poorly :)

She could get you a membership to AMPS. One year is $30 and includes a six issue subscription to the Boresight magazine (the official journal of the Armor Modeling and Perservation Society). It is a pretty good armor-only modeling magazine and you become a member of a modeling club.

Payment can be made by Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, check or money order.
http://www.amps-armor.org/ampssite/default.aspx

 

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, January 3, 2013 11:34 AM

Hi;

        I know this has been here for a while, but now that the fuss is over I can take the time to answer it correctly . I ,of course get FSM , SCALE AUTO , MODEL RAILROADER , I.P.M.S. journal as well as SCALE SHIP MODELER magazine  and WOODEN BOAT .

         I also get POWERBOAT and another work related book WORKBOATS. these keep me informed about most of my interests .I also get books on R.V stuff and such . OH , before I forget , because I carve wooden birds I also get WOODWORKING and other mags about scrollsawing and intarsia . The carving is an outlet to wind down from working on a ship model for many weeks or months .I also do read the TRIPP catalogue for jewelry supplies. I do use their stuff in my building .

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